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Being anxious or nervous about your body is completely normal.

As you get older, your body will start to change in various ways. It’s likely that there will be times when you worry or are unhappy with the way that you look.

It can be a difficult thing to have to deal with.

Don’t Compare Yourself To Others

If you are unhappy about your body, it can often mean that your confidence can take a hit. You may not want to meet with your friends, or to take part in an activity such as sport, in case someone says something.

And that can be made worse when you look online to see lots of people that everyone seems to find beautiful, that look nothing like you.

If you spend a lot of time online, you could end up comparing yourself to those you see, including your friends, celebrities and influencers. And if you see them as the definition of ‘beautiful’ or ‘the ideal look’, but feel you are nowhere near achieving being the same, it’s going to have a negative impact on your mental and physical health.

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Focusing too much on how you look can leave you depressed, anxious, and like you can’t change anything. It might even lead to you becoming fixated on it, and developing a serious illness like an eating disorder or a mental health condition such as body dysmorphic disorder.

If you find yourself feeling this way, it’s really important to speak to someone that you trust and tell them how you feel.


But remember that beauty and normal are whatever you make them. Everyone sees people differently, and some will find things attractive that others don’t.

And people usually put things online when they have made lots of effort to look beautiful. They don’t post pictures of themselves when they have only just woken up. They don’t look stunning all the time.

Celebrate yourself for who you are. You’re amazing!

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